BURLINGTON - Katherine Keller "Katy" Maultsby, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, following three years of declining health. She was married for 56 years to Thomas N. Maultsby, who survives.
A proud native Virginian, Katy was born May 8, 1934 in Arlington, Va., the daughter of the late Admiral Clarence Armstrong Keller and Virginia Keller Scherbarth.
She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Duke University School of Nursing and a master's degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing. She taught nursing at Nash Technical Institute and Alamance Community College, and also enjoyed a 50-year nursing career in Albemarle, Rocky Mount and Burlington, including work as Assistant Director of Nursing at Alamance County Hospital. Following her retirement, she worked part time in Student Health at Elon University. Her hobbies included knitting, art, reading and music. She was an ardent supporter of Duke University, an avid Chicago Cubs fan and a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold E. Scherbarth; and a brother, Eric Jon Keller.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Thomas N. Maultsby Jr. of Burlington, Robert J. Maultsby of Richmond, Va., P. Joseph Maultsby (Carolyn) of Watkinsville, Ga.; daughter, Nancy Maultsby-Ganz (Dale) of Manhattan, Kan.; and son, John D. Maultsby (Jennie) of Rockingham, N.C.; brother. W.A. Keller of Dumfries, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 400 E. Broad Street in Burlington. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com